Everyday Inferno presents the NYC premiere of this decidedly adult take on 'Beauty and the Beast,' full of humor, magic, and belief in the life-altering power of love. More…
Beauty never showed up. Centuries after the curse, the Beast and his last remaining magical servant are holed up in a ramshackle apartment, managed by a mysterious landlady with a suspicious taste for gingerbread. When an eligible maiden moves in next door, "happily ever after" feels agonizingly within reach, but we all know that in fairy tales, nothing is exactly as it seems. 'Glassheart' explores the space between light and dark, and the sacrifices we make in search of an ordinary life. Recommended for ages 11 and up.
See it if More developed Beauty & Beast characters, set in NYC. Takes you on a mysterious magical ride with interesting twists of plot and meaning.
Don't see it if Long and a bit labored in spots. Could use more humor in the second half. Don't expect a light musical; it's a drama with a few songs.
See it if You like interesting retellings of a classic and smart catchy dialogue in a fun intimate space.
Don't see it if It occasionally devolved into melodrama at odds with the whip smart fun of it.
See it if you like fairy tale revisionism, gorgeous bang-for-your-buck set design, a casual story about self-worth w/ some intriguing fantastical bits
Don't see it if you dislike Pollyanna-type characters, expect new insights on "what it means to be human," want Angela Carter-levels of darkness and polish
See it if You want to see an adult take on Beauty and The Beast. You want to be entertained by some good actors. You want to laugh.
Don't see it if You are not interested in an adult take on Beauty and The Beast. You don't want to enjoy a good show.
See it if you want to see what is essentially children's theatre with some profanity and adult situations thrown in to make it PG-13 rated.
Don't see it if you are expecting the "mature" take on Beauty and the Beast which was promised.
See it if you like Beauty and the Beast but want to see it with a new fresh twist. Like what are in essence 1-character shows despite others on stage
Don't see it if you want all the characters in a play well developed, not just one; tired of the premise of Beauty and the Beast. Have trouble with stairs
See it if fun, enjoyable take on an old fable; all four actors were excellent but the lamp was the stand-out
Don't see it if you want a straight story and not a fantasy
See it if you are interested in a modern take on "Beauty and the Beast".
Don't see it if you need a clean dramaturgically sound plot, and a consistent update of the classic fairy tale, with a sense of direction.
See it if you want a more mature version of the fairy tale w/ a creative twist in the plot and more depth in the characters' psyche. Great cast !
Don't see it if you want to stick to the original version w/ a big cast, big costumes & sets.This is a minimalist take but the acting & plot is to the max.
See it if You wanna see amazing acting - particular from Ms. Garmanny, who's performance as a lamp alone is worth the price of admission.
Don't see it if I guess if you hate women? I dunno, it's delightful.
See it if You like creative spins on existing stories, intimate settings, actors committed to their roles
Don't see it if You aren’t able to climb 4 long flights of stairs, need fancy staging and scenery, only like traditional theatre
See it if Enjoy darker twists on disney stories. Want to see some good acting and interesting set choices that help fill the space.
Don't see it if Dislike minimalistic sets and small casts. Want a strong plot to follow.
See it if you like twists on fairy tales. It is very well acted and the story is interesting. Not the happy ever after from Disney
Don't see it if you are looking for a classic story of beauty and the beast.
See it if you like plays with a small cast staged in an intimate setting modernising a known fairy tale.
Don't see it if you want to see a famous actor, or don't like plays with fairy tale themes.
See it if It was an interesting take on an old story. I did enjoy the twists and use of the set. I had trouble hearing when they dropped their voices.
Don't see it if If you don't do stairs!!!! Or expect great singing.
See it if You like adaption of classic stories. Appreciate black-box theater. Enjoy high quality stage design, acting, and writing. Worth the stairs
Don't see it if Have trouble with 4th floor walk-ups. Don't like having your expectations upset.
See it if you're interested in an intimate, thought-provoking, magical story about love, friendship and humanity.
Don't see it if magical realism isn't your bag.